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CINO Ignite


Apply today to be one of 40 Sophomores in attendance at the annual leadership retreat!

JANUARY 5th, 11:00 a.m. - JANUARY 8th, 11:00 a.m.

CINO Ignite is a weekend leadership retreat that hopes to ignite a revolution of sophomore students who will step forward as outstanding leaders on campus. After being nominated by a faculty or staff member, students can apply to participate in CINO Ignite

The weekend retreat will take place at the Ft. Caswell Retreat and Conference Center on Oak Island, North Carolina . The 40 students who attend CINO Ignite will be challenged to learn from each other and become stronger leaders who can impact Coastal’s campus as they continue through their academic careers.

Recently, a CINO Ignite participant described the event, in her own words:

"If I had to describe CINO Ignite using one word, it would be amazing! Going into the CINO Ignite weekend I didn’t have many expectations. Although I was told so many great things, I didn’t want the opinion of others to impact or alter my experience and perception. CINO Ignite was a leadership retreat that taught me not only how to be a leader but how to be an effective more impactful leader. CINO Ignite opened my eyes to a whole new world of leadership. It taught me that vulnerability isn’t a sign of weakness but rather an expression of humanness. CINO Ignite taught me that everyone has a life story but your story doesn’t define who you are or who you are not but that living to tell the story shows perseverance. CINO Ignite provided me an opportunity to talk to people that I probably would have never spoken to before. I met amazing people from all walks of life, and I established closer bonds to people I had already knew. The final thing that I learned at CINO Ignite was the leadership challenge theory: model the way, inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, enable others to act, and encourage the heart. Nick not only showed me how to apply these characteristics to leadership but my everyday life. These are the five attributes that makes the difference between a good leader and a great leader."

To request more information please contact Jessica Combess at